The mandate of MIHS is threefold.
- Teaching and learning: to equip learners with knowledge, skills, and attitudes for leadership in quality Health Systems Management
- Research: to generate evidence for the transformation of Health Service Delivery Systems.
- Community empowerment: to promote Community health through capacity building.
We are a Christian Training and Education Centre of Excellence committed to developing individuals to their full potential through the use of learner-centred approaches. We inculcate in learners discipline, professionalism, leadership, and stewardship in line with our Christian principles. We understand education to be a broad concept that gives a learner a knowledge base that underpins different activities and can be applied to changing situations. Education fosters capacity building and independence whereas training is a narrower concept that tends to focus on the development of specific skills. Learning is an outcome of both training and education and is greater than the simple transfer of knowledge from the educator to the learner. Our approaches support learners to develop high-order thinking skills and use current evidence to solve real-life challenges.
The following principles underpin our programme design, delivery, and management:
MIHS upholds high ethics and professional standards. Our students are adult learners who need their education to be managed with particular respect to the underpinning principles of adult learning. Students need to participate in their own learning and be engaged in collaborative learning activities, peer teaching, and carrying out their own enquiries that require multiple levels of thinking. Our teachers are facilitators of learning and their role is to provide a framework for the study.
Learning is directly linked to service delivery/improvement: Learning involves not just information but also skills and attitudes. Learning implies change. Sometimes change means recognizing attitudes that inhibit learning.
An evaluative climate in which both the educator and the learner are receptive to new perspectives and are willing to evaluate themselves is promoted.
Those who facilitate learning have their own needs to develop their knowledge and skills in order to facilitate the learning of others.
Transforming health service delivery systems through hands-on, context-based education, training, and research
A leader in health professional development
Our Core Values